When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2.
God has a church upon the earth, who are His chosen people, who keep His commandments. He is leading, not stray offshoots. There is no need to doubt, to be fearful that the work will not succeed. God is at the head of the work. If matters need adjusting at the head of the work, God will attend to that. Let us have faith that God is going to carry the noble ship which bears the people of God safely into port. A storm rages, and the great waves dashed the boat to and fro. The trunks rolled from side to side. The passengers were frightened, and many were screaming, waiting in expectation of death. After a while the pilot came on board. The captain stood near the pilot as he took the wheel, and expressed fear about the course in which the ship was directed. “Will you take the wheel?” asked the pilot. The captain was not ready to do that, for he knew that he lacked experience. Then some of the passengers grew uneasy, and said they feared the pilot would dash them upon the rocks. “Will you take the wheel?” asked the pilot; but they knew that they could not manage.